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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 13, 2014
Abe to cut business tax but mum on how
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to reduce the 35 percent corporate tax rate to under 30 percent in the next few years in an attempt to boost foreign investment and bolster the economy.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 10, 2014
LDP seeks defense deal by Friday
Unless the ruling coalition strikes a deal this week, Cabinet will be unable to approve the use of collective self-defense during the current Diet session, a senior Liberal Democratic Party minister says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 10, 2014
Tensions mount over security talks
A showdown looms as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pressures the ruling coalition to agree to overhaul Japan's pacifist security stance, possibly as early as Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 3, 2014
Abe, LDP agree to cut corporate tax rate from fiscal 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel agreed Tuesday to cut Japan's corporate tax rate from fiscal 2015 on the condition that the government continues efforts to restore the country's precarious public finances.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 27, 2014
Ruling bloc spars over defense shift
The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito are in the midst of wading through a number of thorny scenarios relating to national defense, including one that has sparked outrage from the coalition's junior partner.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2014
LDP panel puts aside public finance woes, set to OK Abe corporate tax cut
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel is likely to agree to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to cut the corporate tax rate, as long as he pledges to continue efforts to restore the country's fiscal health, LDP lawmakers said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2014
Komeito to LDP: Self-defense not same as collective defense
The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito remain at odds as the ruling coalition debates the contentious proposal to revamp defense policy by reinterpreting the Constitution.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 21, 2014
LDP touts moves to bolster 'Abenomics'
Corporate tax cuts, stronger corporate governance and closing the tax gap between one- and two-income households are among the Liberal Democratic Party's recommendations for inclusion in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic growth strategy, due by the end of next month.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 21, 2014
LDP's new plan to beat deflation: more baseball
Can more baseball save Japan — or at least "Abenomics"?
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2014
Concerns grow in ruling coalition as debate over Article 9 begins
Ruling coalition lawmakers voice concerns about reinterpreting Article 9 in the name of collective self-defense on the eve of a long debate on the matter.
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2014
SDF could join U.N. forces, Ishiba says
The LDP's No. 2 official says Japan could engage in U.N.-led collective security operations, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier ruling out such a move.
JAPAN / Politics
May 14, 2014
LDP, New Komeito to start talks on collective self-defense next week
Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Masahiko Komura pushes talks next week with coalition partner New Komeito on collective self-defense in hopes a decision on the issue is reflected in Japan-U.S. defense guidelines by the year's end.
JAPAN
May 9, 2014
Lawyers blast LDP bid to tweak Sunagawa ruling
A group of lawyers released a statement Friday expressing outrage over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's recent move to "forcibly" interpret a high-profile 1959 Supreme Court ruling to justify its claim that Japan is allowed to wield the right to collective self-defense.
JAPAN
May 8, 2014
New LDP delegation set to meet China's No. 4 leader on Friday
A group of lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will meet with Yu Zhengsheng, the fourth-highest ranking member of the Communist Party of China, on Friday as the two countries work to repair bilateral relations badly damaged by territorial and historical issues.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2014
Economy, campaign scandal focus of by-election in Kagoshima
A House of Representatives by-election, the first national-level contest since the April 1 tax hike, will be held in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday to fill a seat formerly held by a ruling party lawmaker who resigned in February over illegal election campaigning.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 11, 2014
Asao takes helm of Your Party
Your Party formally appoints Secretary-General Keiichiro Asao as its new president to replace founder Yoshimi Watanabe, who exited amid an ¥800 million loan scandal.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2014
LDP gropes for clarity on collective defense rewrite
The Liberal Democratic Party is moving ahead fast in talks to lift the nation's self-imposed restrictions on collective self-defense as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues his quest for a more proactive role in the Japan-U.S. alliance.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
Abe takes first swing at reinterpreting Constitution
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's team issues its first draft on altering Japan's interpretation of the Constitution in his quest to legalize the use of collective self-defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 29, 2014
Ruling parties want over 20% of power from clean energy by '30
Ruling parties want clean energy to make up "significantly" more than 20 percent of the nation's power by 2030.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 26, 2014
Japan's ruling party approves bill to revise referendum law
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has approved a bill to revise the referendum law for changing the Constitution, paving the way for enactment during the current Diet session.

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